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With education among the electorate's top priorities, the phrase "higher standards" has become ubiquitous in political campaigns across the country.

In a presidential election year, few issues inspire more citizen anguish and less political substance than public education. This year is no exception.

How can we respond most effectively to right-wing assaults on the premises of public education?

Amy Wilkins: The way that you deal with th

Ask a supporter of charter schools whether that vogue new concept holds promise for inner-city children.

Cammillia Mays is an African-American single parent who, like millions of parents across the country, faced a difficult decision when her daughter turned 4 years old.

This article is adapted from Ordinary Resurrections: Children in the Years of Hope (Crown).

"You have no idea how much love I got for this," says David Jamil Muhammad, referring to his role as a student organizer of "Hip-Hop Generation--Hip-Hop as a Movement." The conference was held Ap

This article is part of the Haywood Burns Community Activist Journalism series.

Students heading for DC are bringing more than a toothbrush and a change of underwear.

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The federal investigation of Yale’s sexual climate will hopefully send a message to all universities and university students that rape will no longer be tolerated or excused. Even if the woman knew her attacker, even if the details are hazy, even if she had sex with him before: rape is rape is rape.

April 11, 2011

National teach-in staged on college campuses across the country came to UMass Amherst Tuesday. The teach-in called for greater economic equality in America.

April 6, 2011

Students in Indiana gathered to tune into a national teach-in holding corporations, banks and political parties responsible for the economic situation facing America today.

April 5, 2011

Students gathered at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to participate in a national teach-in hosted by Frances Fox Piven and Cornel West.

April 5, 2011

Manning Marable did more than encourage us. He made a way for us.

April 3, 2011

Spring break tips for those who want to relieve their stress without stressing out the planet.

March 31, 2011

Why are the Republicans going after a history professor who calls himself a “centrist”?

March 28, 2011

When Bill Cronon, a University of Wisconsin professor, started raising questions about whether Governor Scott Walker’s attacks on labor unions might have been organized by powerful out-of-state interests, the state Republican party went after him in a classic assault on academic freedom.

March 25, 2011

The suspension of a star professor raises very disturbing question about the future of one of the country’s foremost journalism schools.

March 23, 2011